T-Mobile today said it plans to expand its support for Rich Communications Services during the second quarter of the year by adopting the GSMA Universal Profile. This will allow T-Mobile customers to take advantage of RCS-based features, such as video chat and large file transfers, with the native chat app on their handset. The GSMA Universal Profile, for example, will let people send files as big as 100MB via messaging. T-Mobile is working with Google and other carriers around the world to ensure its RCS service is compatible with those used by competing networks. This means people will be able to send rich messages to one another without downloading or installing a third-party messaging application. T-Mobile said its customers can expect to see an update to their messaging app arrive during the second quarter of the year. Moreover, the company intends to bring RCS Business Messaging to its network down the road. This will let businesses chat directly with customers for actions such as taking restaurant reservations or setting appointments. T-Mobile already offers RCS service to its own customers and has since 2015.
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